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Guelph Politico is locally sourced and dedicated to covering the political and cultural scene in the City of Guelph. Est. 2008.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Falling for a General Election

So, according to the Toronto Star, senior officials inside the Prime Minister's office are saying that most likely a full-on election call will be made next week. All I can say is, so much for my by-election voters' guide in next week's Echo.

Here's what the Star's article has to say: "The prime minister's officials cast the ballot question as a choice between the stability and certainty provided by Harper versus the risk entailed in giving Liberal Leader St├ęphane Dion the keys to the treasury."

And whose fault will it be: Gilles Duceppe and Jack Layton for not being co-operative. Oh, and St├ęphane Dion for not manning up and bringing the government down himself. Never mind that Harper is breaking his own notion of fixed election dates because he can't make Parliament do what he wants.

Anyway, even though the general election's not been announced, the campaign is already in full swing with a new Conservative TV. It's called (gag me!) "Main Street Canadians" and shows a variety of "ordinary Canadians" talking about why Stephen Harper is awesome and why his government is the best ever.

Check it out.

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